Flowers

In season at the Flower Market this November

Written by Rona Wheeldon
November 01, 2018

Autumn has well and truly arrived, with chilly mornings, shorter days and an abundance of beautiful seasonal blooms!

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Autumnal Hydrangeas At Bloomfield Hero Image

Even though the temperatures may be starting to dip, there's a lovely selection of British flowers at New Covent Garden Market this month, including these stunning homegrown hydrangeas at Bloomfield. Read on to discover what else you'll find on your next visit...

British Flowers

Boxes of vibrant cerise nerines are gracing the Pratley stand. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Nerines At Pratley

Whilst at Zest Flowers, you'll find pink and white Cosmos.  

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Pink And White British Cosmos At Zest Flowers

Causing a real spectacle are the buckets of colourful Dahlias at J H Hart Flowers. Make the very most of them though before the frosts start in earnest. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Buckets Of British Dahlias At J H Hart Flowers

Perfect for adding to autumnal wreaths are these rose hips. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Rose Hips At Zest Flowers

And you'll also find British Narcissi, Lisianthus, September, Chrysanthemums, Sunflowers and Cleome, plus many more at Nine Elms. 

World Flowers

If you're looking for orange focal flowers for a seasonal design, how about this rose variety called Confidential at Dennis Edwards Flowers?

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Confidential Roses At Dennis Edwards Flowers

And in the same colour palette are these accent flowers, Crocosmia Emily McKenzie. You'll find them at D G Wholesale Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Crocosmia Emily Mc Kenzie At D G Wholesale Flowers

Haven't these Chrysanthemum Zodiac Bronze at A Goodchild (The Floral Garden Group) got an amazing petal structure?

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Chrysanthemum Zodiac Bronze At A Goodchild The Floral Garden Group

Dainty and densely coloured with a delicious scent are these exquisite Chocolate Cosmos at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Chocolate Cosmos At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Yes, I know it may be hard to believe but tulips are already popping up at several traders stands, including this red variety called Escape at Zest Flowers. By the way, if you missed it first time around, you may like to take a read of this report from earlier in the year, A florist's guide to tulips.

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Escape Tulips At Zest Flowers

You'll also find hyacinths starting to appear at the Flower Market too, including this pink variety called Johanna.

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Johanna Hyacinths At Zest Flowers

In a slightly softer hue of pink, verging on pale lilac, is Chrysanthemum Gilbert Leigh Silver...ideal for a hand-tied design in a muted colour palette.

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Chrysanthemum Gilbert Leigh Silver At Dennis Edwards Flowers

You may have spotted online that Anthuriums appear to be having a comeback, adding an unusual touch to wedding flower designs. Check out these stunning floral arrangements by Ruth at All for Love London, which feature them in an urn design and a floral arch.

In particular, white and paler varieties in pink, coral, blush and lilac seem to be proving to be a hit. So this one called Lumina, with its lilac coloured spadix and creamy white petals with subtle green veining, is a great choice!

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Anthurium Lumina At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Lilac (Syringa) in white and lilac can also be found at the market this month. And you may like to take a read of this special report about lilac for more information. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona White Lilac At Zest Flowers

British Foliage

Homegrown greenery in glorious autumnal shades can be found at our foliage wholesalers including this Forsythia at GB Foliage.

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Forsythia At Gb Foliage

That's where you'll also find container-loads full of British Oak.

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Oak At Gb Foliage

Next door at Porters Foliage, as well as lots of seasonal foliage, like this Rhododendron, you'll also find everything that you'll need to decorate your festive wreaths and garlands, pine-cones wise. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Rhododendron At Porters Foliage

And if it's berried foliage you're after, they have this wonderful Cotoneaster too.

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Cotoneaster At Porters Foliage

British Plants

At L Mills, they have trolleys full of British Viola plants. Add them to hanging baskets and tubs for a pop of colour.

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Viola Plants At L Mills

World Plants

For something a little different on the plant radar, how about this Gynura aurantiaca at Arnott & Mason?  It's also known as the velvet plant, due to the velvety purplish hairs that it produces on its green leaves.

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Gynura Plants At Arnott Mason

How incredible is the distinctive texture of these Asplenium crocodylus plants at Quality Plants? It's been compared to a crocodile’s skin. So, it's no surprise that its common name is Crocodile Fern

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Asplenium Crocodylus Plants At Quality Plants

Head to Evergreen Exterior Services for Skimmia japonica Marlot plants, with their highly fragrant flowers. They're perfect for containers, beds and borders. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Skimmia Japonica Marlot Plants At Evergreen Exterior Services

And whilst you're there, check out all the different types of bulbs they have on display towards the back of their stand. Choose from Narcissus, Amaryllis, Hyacinth, Allium, Tulip, Galanthus, Muscari, Ranunculus, Fritillary, Anemone and Crocus!

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Boxes Of Bulbs At Evergreen Exterior Services

Sundries

Christmas has well and truly arrived at C Best! You may have spotted the festive artificial tree at their entrance bedecked with baubles, faux flowers and berries, lights and ribbon

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Christmas 2018 Tree Decorations At C Best

Well, head inside and you'll find several areas especially dedicated to yuletide sundries. You'll be absolutely spoilt for choice! 

New Covent Garden Flower Market November 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Christmas 2018 Decorations At C Best

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of the In Season blog and it’s given you lots of inspiration! Don't forget, it's just an overview of availability. You'll also find Hellebores, Astrantia, Euphorbia, Carnations, Malus, Hibiscus, Gomphrena, Snowberry, Allium sphaerocephalon...and many more!

As always, we’d love to hear from you if you have any comments or questions. Simply fill in the boxes below.  

P.S. Later this month, look out for 'A florist’s guide to Christmas at the Flower Market', our bumper in-depth report covering everything you could ever dream of for Christmas 2018!

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